Pakistani Women Create Comics To Deal With Harassment

The International News in Pakistan reports on a recent “Being A Girl In Karachi” workshop organised by the World Comic Network, a grassroots empowerment group I’ve covered a number of times.

This includes one student, writing and drawing about unwanted attention by a man at a bus stop, that increased clothing covering did not reduce, with plans to distribute these comics nationally. Another drew herself traveling on a bus when a man constantly pulls her locks of hair, too embarrassed to call for help. And another portrays young women being followed by whistling men, until the men are attacked by dogs.

Known as “eve teasing”, public sexual harassment of women is a major issue, and its one that these comics are tackling, directly as well as other related issues such as parents not allowing girls to ride bicycles.

The World Comic Network in Pakistan sees comics as a way to deal with illiteracy, as well as creating memorable messages. They intend to take these stories and publish them nationally, in comics and in poster format, with more workshops on the way.

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